Eek! Don't you just love everything that Heidi over at Fabric Mutt sews? I have been a fan of hers for so, so long! So I was super happy when she agreed to design a mini quilt for us and our SewCanShe Monthly Mini Quilts series. I gave her free rein to design anything she wanted because I didn't want to get in the way of her creativity... and look at the adorable Candygram quilt she designed!
In case you are just now joining our sewalong, the first Monday of each month this year I will be releasing a new mini quilt pattern. You can join in at anytime... the point is to sew a beautiful little collection of mini quilts this year to start or add to your own mini quilt wall.
In addition, we will share your mini quilts here on the SewCanShe blog on Thursdays, but you must send us a picture during the month that that quilt pattern was released (i.e. - during January we showed off your Friendship Mini's and in February we will show off your Candygram mini's). Just email me a picture (.jpg files only, please) to caroline (at) sewcanshe.com.
Talking about mini-quilt walls, here's mine:
As you can see, I already sewed up the Candygram mini quilt. It's sew fast and easy plus you'll learn how to sew flying geese units if you haven't already! Find last month's Friendship Mini Quilt pattern here. Or go ahead and check out my Pinboard for all the the mini-quilt patterns so far plus other tips and inspiration.
So without further ado... here's the Candygram Mini Quilt Pattern by Heidi Staples:
Materials and Cutting:
ST = right sides together
All seams 1/4” unless otherwise stated.
Press all seams open or toward the darker fabric.
The finished dimensions are 4'' x 12''.
1. Place a C square RST in the corner of one B rectangle. Sew a diagonal line across the square from the outer corner of the rectangle to the opposite midpoint of the rectangle as shown in the picture above. Trim the seam to 1/4” and press open. Do the same thing with another C square on the other side of the rectangle to create a flying geese unit.
2. Repeat step 1 with the other B rectangle and C squares for a total of 2 flying geese units.
3. Arrange the following pieces from left to right: D strip, flying geese unit (pointing toward the right), all 8 A rectangles in any order, flying geese unit (pointing toward the left), D strip. Make sure that the long edges of the pieces are touching. Sew these together into one long strip.
4. Sew an E strip to the upper and lower edges of the mini quilt top. Use adhesive basting spray to fuse the wrong side of this piece to one side of batting rectangle F and to fuse the wrong side of backing rectangle G to the other side. Quilt as desired.
5. Bind the quilt with strip H. Display and enjoy!
Thanks so much to Heidi for sharing this adorable mini quilt pattern with us. Make sure you visit Fabric Mutt to see all of her other designs and patterns and to congratulate her on her new fabric line!
I sewed my own Candygram mini quilt with Ana Davis' Flutter & Float collection from Blend Fabrics... and this month I'm giving away a bundle of it to you! This bundle includes the very same prints that I used in my mini quilt. There are 9 FQ's and one piece slightly smaller than a FQ.
Use the widget below to enter (no sewing required!) and make sure you send me a picture of yoru Candygram mini this month so I can show it off!